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RonPaul…

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  1. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm |

    [/cupcakes]

  2. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm |

    ^ Hold on :)

  3. MikeG
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm |

    Romney.

    Dammit.

  4. logdogsmith
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm |

    RINO or batshit crazy?

    RINO can change. Batshit crazy is forever.

  5. MikeG
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm |

    Ron Paul said something intriguing tonight though that will cause me to check into him further. Seems he thinks you can cut defense without risking our national security. Of this, I am sure, since there is waste everywhere in government. Why would the defense budget be any different? Details would be required.

    Paul is also right about many things constitutional. THe problem we have here is that I fear we have fallen so far away from the original intent of the constitution, that the sugesstion that we return to it makes many people go, “Really? That would suck!”

    The Supremes could do us all a big favor by trashing Obamacare as soon as possible. That would only help ANY of the Republicans.

  6. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm |

    I want to start all over.
    We should start a Start all over Movement. We can call it the “SAOM”.

  7. Merovign
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm |

    Seriously. Think carefully. Can Paul beat Obama (or Hillary should it come to that)?

    I don’t even *like* Paul, I think he’s a horsecrap artist and a political opportunist who has no qualms about winking at insane conspiracy theories or denigrating his country or kowtowing to extremists if he thinks it’s convenient at the moment.

    But let’s get real, he doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance of *winning*, especially when you factor in the open/last-second-registration primaries into the vote count so far.

    I hate the whole damned field, but the Ronulan thing is just silly.

    Or sabotage, there is that option.

    You want a Constitutionalist, you gotta get someone who doesn’t need an airport luggage train just to haul around his baggage.

  8. Alan outback bacon czar
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 11:08 pm |

    Yikes ! I might just stay home.

  9. Posted January 10, 2012 at 11:34 pm |

    I know Ron Paul is the doctor but why does Romney look like the proctologist?

  10. PatrickP
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 12:42 am |

    Just wait until the entire Romney family marches out onto the stage at the convention. Just you wait. The election will be won. And we will ask, “America. Where have you been?”

  11. PeggyU
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 1:07 am |

    That image is disturbing and unnerving.

  12. Spin
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 2:18 am |

    I want to start all over.
    We should start a Start all over Movement. We can call it the “SAOM”.

    When you’re ready Hilary has a reset button already made for the occasion. It’s written in Russian, and misspelled but prolly selling cheap.

  13. Chris IN NC
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 4:58 am |

    I’m still hoping for Rick or Rick…

  14. Paladin
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 7:40 am |

    I’m not enamored with any of the lot right now. But any of them would be better than Obama.

    I actually like Ron Paul. He says a lot of things I agree with.

    But then he keeps on talking.

    There’s a reason why I saw a small pickup truck with every square inch that’s not lights and windows covered by Ron Paul stickers.

    There’s a reason why a lot of the people I see campaigning for him remind me of someone who would try to hitch a ride on the Hale Bop comet.

    Still, if for some INSANE reason he wins the GOP nomination, I’m voting for him. This election is too important to stay at home. I’ll vote for a peanut butter jelly sammich before I’ll vote for Ron Paul, but I’ll still vote for Ron Paul before I vote for Obama.

    And don’t forget: the real game changers are who we elect to the Senate this time, and we still need to shore up the House of ill repute a little more too.

  15. apotheosis
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 7:48 am |

    I say it every election season – we seriously need to demand a “none of the above” option on the ballots.

    A small number of the anointed are determined to force us into a choice between two or three options, when we should have every right to refuse. THEY WORK FOR US, and we should have the ability to tell them to go back and try again if they get it so dreadfully fucking wrong.

  16. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 7:50 am |

    Gr4FF1X of Teh WEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Posted January 11, 2012 at 8:05 am |

    I’m not excited about Romney, but the other candidates who have attacked him on Bain are dead to me at this point (seriously, WTF Newt?)

    And I agree with Paladin that if we can grab the Senate and strengthen the House, then “Anybody But Obama” will probably serve us well.

  18. geezerette
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 8:14 am |

    You won’t find any negative ninnies on Obama’s side. They’ll cheer and clap and faint even when the don’t know what the hell he’s saying— Oh and vote for him—- just sayin’

  19. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 8:22 am |

    …a lot of the people I see campaigning for him remind me of someone who would try to hitch a ride on the Hale Bop comet.

    THAT was AWESOME!!!!!

  20. Ironic in Denver
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 9:47 am |

    Stilton (17): Exactly, on both points. And about Newt – unfortunately, this is how he is; but I think this time he may have permanently destroyed any chance of his being a force in national politics again – ever.

    geezerette (18): yep, and its coming time pretty soon for conservatives, and, well, anyone who loves America, to stop squabbling among themselves and do the same.

    Sondra, I share your awe.

    Paladin (14) well said on all points. About Paul though: it isn’t just that he attracts the crazies (which I’m not saying that you said), he is also attracting idealists who don’t understand how the world works, and he is attracting a lot of people who are absolutely, totally, completely fed up with business as usual in Washington. This last is as much the fault of establishment, beltway Republicans as anyone else. The question that will follow this election, supposing that Obama loses, is can anyone do anything about it?

    I don’t know how much to hope for it but there is this about Romney: in the private domain, at least, he does have some experience with reorganizing, shutting down and laying off things that simply don’t work. No, I’m not joining Newt. That Bain thing is ridiculous. Romney’s experience, no doubt flawed, is in trying to make things work, and it ending things that don’t. Hello EPA, etc.

  21. Paladin
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 10:16 am |

    Ironic (20):
    I wouldn’t say that he attracts the crazies either.

    (Because I don’t want my house to be firebombed tonight.)

  22. The Ugly American
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 11:27 am |

    Just wait until the entire Romney family marches out onto the stage at the convention. Just you wait. The election will be won. And we will ask, “America. Where have you been?”

    Comment by PatrickP — January 11, 2012 @ 12:42 am

    Yup.

    And Romney has a wealth of rising-star VP’s to choose from.

    Obama won’t have a chance.

  23. katzemeow
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 11:37 am |

    I love this place :)
    These fools running (Newt, Santorum) have me nearly wanting to vote for Paul, then (as stated above) he keeps talking. One note I have of many of the Paul supporters I know IRL NONE of them have any knowlege of history beyond what warped history they have gleaned from other Paul supporters. I think that Paul has great Constitutional adherence, but a complete failure to acknowlege that the only Constitutional requirement of the federal government is to national defense.

    I’m not sure who I will pull the lever for when the primary finally comes around to AZ. But, I will have no problem with whomever gets the end nod (of course with my track record of primary voting it’s just more of the same for me). Last time around I choose Romney over McCain, so I don’t feel to bad about him.

  24. Stix1972
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm |

    I will take door #3 and some cases of rum

  25. Posted January 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm |

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